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Outdoors news and notes: Hurricane forces Scallop Search rescheduling

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Hurricane forces Scallop Search change

Because of Hurricane Irene, Tampa Bay Watch rescheduled its Great Bay Scallop Search, originally set for Aug. 27. High winds churned Tampa Bay and made visibility low. Boat captains and volunteers now will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Fort De Soto boat ramp to conduct the search. Scallops are good indicators as to how clean the water is. The more scallops, the better the water quality. The all-time high in the scallop search is 674 is 2009. For information, go to


Blue crab traps, scallops to close

A few notable September saltwater fishing regulations to be aware of: Blue crab trap harvest season closes Sept. 20 in gulf waters 3 to 9 miles offshore. On Sept. 26, scallop season closes until July 1, 2012. Snook season is open, but only in the Atlantic. Snook remains close to harvesting in the gulf. For complete fishing regulations, go to

Things to do

Thursday: Bettering the Bay charity dinner; 6-9 p.m. at the Centre Club (123 S Westshore Blvd. 8th floor) in Tampa. Buffet of local sustainable catches benefits Tampa Bay Watch, MDA's Augie's Quest and the Employee Partner Care Foundation. Cost: $45. Information: (813) 286-4040.

Sept. 9-11: Tampa Bay Boat Show at the Tampa Convention Center, featuring hundreds of boats, accessories and an appearance from Josh and Jake Harris of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. Information:

Rodney Page, Times staff writer

Solunar table

AM PM major minor major minor

9/2 9:55 3:45 10:30 4:15

9/3 10:55 4:45 11:30 5:15

9/4 0 5:50 12:00 6:20

9/5 12:35 6:40 12:50 7:10

9/6 1:25 7:35 1:45 8:00

9/7 2:15 8:25 2:35 8:50

9/8 3:05 9:10 3:20 9:35

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Outdoors news and notes: Hurricane forces Scallop Search rescheduling 09/01/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:50pm]
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